Once you understand that being unconventional in how you handle finances will bring you a sense of freedom, it will all fall into place. I believe there are two sides to personal finance, the consumer mindset, where you feel no control over money, and the unconventional side of finance. Where you direct your money to go places, and feel more at ease. This is where the unconventional wisdom behind early financial independence comes into play.
It takes either a drastic switch of lifestyle to mature into this new mindset, or it can just happen once you realize that spending excessively doesn’t make you happier. Some people feel that unconventional financial management is a deprivation of some sort, or a lacking of having fun. But in reality it is the opposite. Yes I tend to save a lot for the future, but it is done with purpose and that is what makes me happy. Hidden in our lives is a natural state of satisfaction with knowing that freedom is right around the corner.